Supernova Dream

By: Babak A. Tafreshi


Region: Africa

Country: Kenya

Date: November 2013

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The Milky Way and planet Venus in the evening sky over an acacia tree in Kenya. Venus appears almost like a grand supernova exploding in the central bulge of the galaxy. Venus was almost aligned with the galactic center in Sagittarius that night (2-degrees, lower left of Venus), though with the physical distance of over 25,000 light years! To the left of Venus is the bright Sagittarius Star Cloud and 4 degrees above Venus is the M8 or Lagoon nebula appearing in red. Click on the constellation icon above the image to see a wider angle panoramic view of this scene. Babak Tafreshi,

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